Zamia manicata

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Figure 1. Leaf of Z. manicata.the join of the leaflet and petiolule.



Z. madida

Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Northern Colombian and southern Panamanian rainforest.


A medium sized plant with leaves to about 2m long. It has a very distinctive collar-like structure at the join of the leaflet, and the petiolule (leaflet stalk).



Warm, sheltered, and moist. In habitat it receives about 5m of rain a year, so it likes it very moist.

Contributed by:

Alvaro Calonje

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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